TEXTILE LOGIC FOR A SOFT SPACE
Section of weaving structure
Woven Wood demonstrator: engaging the structural and tectonic principles of the weaving structure in full scale
us to anticipate the behaviour of the material, our aim is to allow design intent to meet material behaviour through an intuitive and interactive design system.
The speculative sketch models The initial question in this part of the research was: how to weave wood? To set up parameters for a weave construction, a series of models in paper and thin wood veneer explored different techniques and logics for weaving wood. To understand the constructional impact the scaled models gave a first impression of the possibilities within the weaving of flat flexible slats. These models led to several different design strategies as for example a double weave, which allow a greater spatiality in the construction. The speculative sketch models explored a construction of a double weave enabling greater structural stiffness. By combining the overall pleating pattern with a secondary central slat we were able to make the models self supporting. These early sketch models became the basis of a first full scale prototype. Here, we assessed that the structure is strong when stressed, though there is a limit of how much it can flex before breaking. Within this stress range between being in tension and not breaking is one of the parameters for the construction.
The prototype Sketch drawings for skin
To define an exact stress range, a right scale empirical test is carried out to note the max of flexibility and strength in the material. The material mapping is carried out by testing the bending deformation in the ash wood slats. Testing the wood slats in various lengths under
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The book "Textile Logic for a soft space", by Mette Ramsgaard Thomse (CITA) and Karin Bech (CITA).